Jerry Williams Posted over 2 years ago Why do you use your voice in TED conversations? Personally, I like TED conversations because of the variety of viewpoints on virtually all topics. Too many people today tend to get their news and other information solely from sources with which they have agreed in the past. Thus, right wing people get their news from right wing sources, and the same for the other side. Throughout my life I've tried to understand issues from all sides before making up my own mind. No one is right all the time. If we are wrong (as least as far as others are concerned) and only get reinforcement from like-minded sources, we will never reach fulfillment. TED not only allows this discourse from all sides but, it encourages it. TED should stand for Totally Educational Discourse because I constantly learn when on TED.